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01-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by grainbelt Quote
Tamron sells a 70-300 that is a bit cheaper and is capable of closer focusing.
But it's probably bigger and heavier (and so are the equivalent Sigmas). I take one of the 55-300s as my holiday long zoom because it is relatively short and light - but don't then be tempted to add a teleconverter to it as my experience with a 1.4x one was not good.

BTW my much older and earlier Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 knocks spots off the image quality from the 55-300mm, even heavily cropped - but it's a relative monster that I would not dream of taking on holiday


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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
I take one of the 55-300s as my holiday long zoom because it is relatively short and light - but don't then be tempted to add a teleconverter to it as my experience with a 1.4x one was not good.
Heard that. I put the Kenko 1.5x on my 55-300 for a few outings, and was unimpressed.

If you treat it as a 55-270, and stop down after 100mm, its performance is quite good. I've been very happy with mine.
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Plastic mount??

If I┤ve understood right the DA-L 55-300 f4-5,8 ED lens, has a plastic mount? Does it have any major disadvantages v/s a metal mount?
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No, it does not. There was however somebody here on the forum who managed to break it, if I'm not mistaken.

DA-L comes without lenshood, so you have to add the costs of that to the final price.

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